Hi there! Today’s the PTI May Blog Hop, and I feel like it’s been forever since I participated in the blog hop. This photo, though, was super inspiring, one that immediately summoned an idea to my brain! (Sometimes it’s just too hard to come up with a project, and I’m
lazy a busy lady!)
Here’s the inspiration photo:
As you can see, my rendition is pretty literal. I even attempted to copy the approximate color combinations and silvery gray sentiment. Because popsicles are what I would consider dessert (okay, maybe not, but they’re sweet) my brain translated it to cupcakes. I used most of the images from Baker’s Dozen, which is seriously one of my all-time favorite stamp sets (and for some reason, one that I always forget about, but when I think about it, I utterly love it and want to make 923 cards with it). I stamped them with Versamark and heat embossed them with Hero Arts White Satin Pearl embossing powder.
The darling little confections were colored using my trusty Zig markers and a wet paintbrush, as well as adding some sparkle and shimmer here and there with a silver Wink of Stella pen.
The sentiment was created using stamps and dies from the Don’t Forget To Write Make It Market kit, and let me tell you- are THOSE bad boys going to get a work out at my desk. The dies, the stamps, the flowers…. it’s all phenomenal. I die cut the “sending” first from silver glitter card stock, then decided to give it a little more height by cutting two more of them from watercolor card stock. This is actually the first time I’ve successfully layered intricate card stock sentiments, and I think it’s due to the fact that I used the watercolor card stock. It was just sturdy enough that it held it’s original shape really well. Plus, I only had to cut two of them to make a nice thick sentiment. The “birthday cheer” was heat embossed in silver using a stitched banner die cut from vellum. I wrapped it around the stitched rectangle (a die cut from The Ton’s Double Stitched Rectangles) and adhered it, then helped it to stay down even more firmly by strategically placing the “s” and “g” in the “sending” die cut over top of the vellum. Vellum is tricky, but I really like the subtle effect it has.
I hope you enjoyed my version of the inspiration photo! I can’t wait to see what everybody else does! Happy Hopping! 🙂